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The Moonstone

Title: The Moonstone (Modern Library Classics)
Author: Wilkie Collins
Year First Published: 1868
Page Count: 528
Synopsis: During the English army storming of a city in India, a british soldier, John Herncastle takes a large jewel called the Moonstone from the forehead of an Indian god. At his death, he wills the stone to his niece, Rachel Verinder. She receives the Moonstone on her birthday and awakens the next morning to find it gone.

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Characterization Plot Overall Rating
The story is told from several different characters point of view. The author does a great job of making each character sound different.


Focus Legal/Crime Readability Moderate
Main Character Male Setting Europe
Main Character Layman Time Period Historical
Number of pages 400-500

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craigadams "Too long?"